For Your Shower and Bath
I needed serious retail therapy this weekend. Honestly, I did. I’ve been so upset the past week that my friend Jai decided I needed a day of shopping (as if either of us needs an excuse to shop). So away we went on Saturday afternoon.
We stopped at Bath and Body Works not only because I had a thirst to sniff the new Hello Sugar! Collection but also because Jai has a thing with tanning and bronzers and all that crap so he had to peek at the new dial a tan thingy (or whatever it’s called) that BBW has out right now. According to him tan is sexy and his boyfriend think he looks amazing with a tan so I guess that means Jai has to do everything he can to get a sexy glow for his significant other. I say whatever floats your boat but I’ll be in the shade, under a palm tree, thanks very much!
It wasn’t difficult to locate Hello Sugar! as it was right up front on a huge display. I was scared that if I picked one bottle up the rest would tumble all over the place since they had them stacked so high.
And the verdict is in. The Muse is both delighted and disappointed with Hello Sugar!
I picked up the Body Splash and the Three in One Shower Gel to start. First of all I should take note and mention that the Body Spray came in an ultra cute bottle with little faux rock candy dangling from the top. It’s a plastic bottle but it can easily pass for glass! I like it! Very cute and different for Bath and Body Works!
I’m a disappointed because this smells nothing like I imagined. I was seeking something fruity with an underlay of sweet for the Summer. I associate sweet and fruity smells with Summer and adjust my fragrance wardrobe according to that. This is fruity but not so much sweet. Turns out this is more of a foody scent. It smells to me like lemon cake or lemon meringue pie. The sugar is there and the lemon is there but it’s somehow been combined with some sort of cake or baked good smell.
That’s the bad news….however the good news is even though it’s disappointing that it isn’t fresh and fruity it is a delightfully beautiful scent! The sweet and sour scent of lemon combines wonderfully with the underlay of cake I’m getting and the entire smell transforms into a very light bakery scent. It’s so very difficult to describe but it’s as if I am smelling some sort of lemon tart or pastry.
I’m not entirely sure I’m loving the idea of Hello Sugar! for the Summer but it’ll make a beautiful Fall scent or even Winter!
Overall I like it. It’s very interesting and different for Bath and Body Works. I’m enjoying the fact that they have dipped their toes into something new and exciting and aren’t keeping with the normal scheme and theme of things!
Cheers to Hello Sugar! The Muse enjoys veering off the well walked path on occasion!
Hello Sugar! is available now from Bath and Body Works! $12 USD for the Three in One Shower Gel and $12.50 USD for the Body Splash.
Tell the Muse!
Me want the duckie!
I can’t help myself. I want these. Now. But I’ll wait for them to hit the sale rack at Bath and Body Works!
Oh my god so cutes!
A duckie with ears hehe!
You may recall me babbling about Lush’s Easter Egg Gifts a few weeks ago! If not do have a click here and here for the details!
Today I got my eggs in the mail! I was so thrilled they didn’t crack! I had ordered three for myself and a few others as gifts! Can’t wait to take a bath to use some! I was going to order from the UK but I had a gift certificate that was burning a hole in my pocket and the UK doesn’t take US gift cards so I said I ordered from Lush NA and was shocked how quickly they arrived and all in one piece too!
Anyone get these?
The Easter Bunny came early to the Muse’s house!
Easter Egg Bomb compared to a regular size Lush Bomb!
QVC has it’s special Auto Delivery Special up and available for Philosophy Shower Gels! I actually took advantage of this last year and was very pleased with the service.
Basically you purchase a trio of 16oz Shower Gels for $32.48 USD ($38.70 with shipping which breaks down to $12.90 per a shower gel) and you can lock in the price for an auto delivery service. This basically means throughout the year you’ll receive three more shipments with three gels in each shipment for the same price!
It’s a fun service and is fitting with the season changes!
This is also a particularly nice deal as some of the scents are exclusive to QVC only so you’ll have shower gels not available from Philosophy, Sephora, or anywhere else other then QVC!
The shipments contain the following trios:
- 1st shipment: Belgian waffles, blackberry sauce, fresh cream
- 2nd shipment: orange chiffon, berries and cream, vanilla ice cream
- 3rd shipment: caramel apple, spicy pumpkin muffin, chocolate
- 4th shipment: carrot cake, red velvet cake, sweet creamy frosting
I’m very tempted to order these but I have so many shower gels to use it would be ridiculous to get more…Hmmm….
Love Philosophy Three in One Shower Gels?
Tell the Muse!
Remember how I was raving about Lush Easter Eggs? And how they never make an appearance stateside? Click to refresh your memory!
This year Lush NA decided to gift Lush Lovers with Easter Egg Gifts! Wahoo! These were available last year from Lush UK and unavailable to US shoppers unless you wanted to shell out for the price of airmail shipping!
This year you can order them directly from Lush’s US site or wander into your local Lush Store and grab a few for your very own! We are only getting three of the five released but it sure is better then none at all!
Each Egg is a 18oz’s of Bath Bomb Bliss! The actually egg has two halves, open it up and tucked inside is a chunk soap and bubble bar but the fun doesn’t stop there! The two egg halves that housed these treats are actually a bath bomb which you can break up and use over the course of several baths or if you’re daring drop the entire thing into your bath tub! Oh my!
Each gift set is $29.95 USD and available in your choice of Green, Yellow, and Pink and of course depending on what color you choose you’ll end up with items smelling of Honey I Washed the Kids, Rock Star Soap, or Avobath! These have a little something for everyone from those who like foody smells, to those who prefer something sweet, or those who like a fresh, herbal blend!
The Yellow Egg
Contains: Honey I Washed the Kids Soap, Ma Bar Bubble Bar Slice, and 18oz’s of gorgeous Honey Bee Bath Bomb!
Contains: Miranda Soap, Pop in the Bath Bubble Bar Slice, and 18oz’s of beautiful Avobath Bath Bomb!
Contains: Rock Star Soap, Flosty Glitter Bubble Bar Slice, and 18oz’s of sweet, delicious Candy Fluff Bath Bomb!
Get ‘em now because they’ll be gone soon!
Curious how big they are? Click here to see my large Lush Pud from Christmas cracked apart!